Get Amazon MP3!
Tired of not having access to your music collection, carrying multiple devices or being restricted by smartphone storage limits? This Amazon music service allows you to house your beats virtually within the Amazon Cloud Player so you can access music anywhere and anytime.
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After conquering books and home shopping, Amazon was the first company to offer a free cloud music service, Cloud Drive, early in 2011. Today, its app, Amazon MP3, lets you stream that music to your mobile device. Ah, the age of mobility.
Amazon MP3 is a music store and player in one. The player acts as a portal into your Cloud Drive library. The coolest part is that you can “download” these songs, saving them to your device so you can listen to them without the Internet later. (Bonus: reduced data usage!)
The store gives you access to over 20 million songs and over a million albums in MP3 format. Although the Amazon MP3 service and app are free, new music to put into the app is not. The bright side: Amazon’s prices are extremely competitive, as you’ve probably come to expect from the massive online retailer. Specials run regularly for $5 albums.
But you can add to your library however you’d like—whether it’s via your iTunes library or by copying a CD—and Amazon’s player will sync it. The initial transfer of all of your music to the cloud is a bit painful, but after that, it’s smooth sailing. Import 250 songs for free, or subscribe to Cloud Player Premium and import up to 250,000 songs.
Some additional functions allow you to automatically share the music you’re listening to on Facebook or to auto-download Amazon MP3 purchases. The app’s overall interface is simple and to the point.
For what it’s worth, Amazon MP3 has some competition. Google Music has a super sleek interface and more initial storage capacity (20,000 songs). Spotify is a subscription music service that gives you access to a huge library for a single price. But if you’re an Amazon fan and have a large music library, Amazon MP3 is an app that will make your life easier (and louder).
Reviewed: Dec 26, 2011 | Alex Sheehan
This app is included in a scenario called 3 Best Music Apps for the Cloud